According to Tony Allen, dean of student life and Makin’ Music producer, and his student coordinators, “Some Things Never Change.” Spring is coming, and FHU students will be Makin’ Music April 9-10, 2021. The annual musical extravaganza, derailed last year by COVID-19, was forced to move to an online streaming of a dress rehearsal.
Allen and student coordinators, Hannah Leas and Riley Qualls, are busy preparing for the 2021 show amid whatever eventualities the new year brings. “Makin’ Music is happening!” they said. A plan is in place to livestream the show, professionally. “It will be pay-per-view, but priced so that a family can afford to watch,” Qualls said. Information is online at fhu.edu/makinmusic.
Actually, Leas said, Makin’ Music has been in full swing since the fall semester. Hosts and hostesses have been selected, the staff has been chosen, and group managers have been named.
Hosts and hostesses are Mandy Stinson, senior nursing major, from Lavergne, Tennessee; Anna Robinson, senior child and family studies major from Fulton, Mississippi; Annelise Williamson, sophomore arts and humanities major from Salem, Oregon; Caleb Johnson, senior history major from Pinson, Tennessee; Brooks Jackson, junior Bible major from Florence, Alabama; and Maggie Nash, junior social work major from Jackson, Tennessee. Presley Connor, junior theatre design major from Henderson, Tennessee, and Nathan Graham, junior youth and family ministry major from Knoxville, Tennessee, are emcees. Presley Pearce, junior communication major from Greenfield, Missouri, will be The Voice of Makin’ Music.
“We want this tradition to continue,” Allen said. Makin’ Music will go on, because “Some Things Never Change.”